|A day at Gebel Moya, season 1912-13 - Wellcome Film|
Scenes of everyday life, archaeological digging and communal sports and recreation at Gebel (or Jebel) Moya, an archaeological site in the Sudan, excavated by Sir Henry Wellcome between 1911 and 1914 as a public works project. Includes scenes of Sir Henry bicycling surrounded by Sudanese children, inspecting the excavations and consulting with archaeologists and officials. 2 segments.
Keywords: Archaeology; History of Medicine; Archaeology; Sudan; Archaeology; History of Medicine; Medical
|On leprosy - Wellcome Film|
The Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, contains many rare and beautiful books, some of them very fragile. One of them, Om Spedalskhed (On Leprosy), by D.C. Danielssen and C.W. Boeck, published in Bergen, Norway, in 1847, contains a series of superb coloured plates of the clinical pathology of leprosy as seen in patients in the leper hospital, Bergen. This video presents a selection of these plates to demonstrate the potential of videotape for making rare and f...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Leprosy -- pathology; History of Medicine; Leprosy; Medical sciences; Leprosy; Infectious diseases; Tropical diseases; Tropical Medicine; Leprosy -- pathology; History of Medicine; Leprosy; History of medicine
|The sleep of death - Wellcome Film|
A lavish historical dramatisation of some of the key figures and events involved in the discovery of the cause of African sleeping sickness around the turn of the century, as seen through the eyes of Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), founder of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Dr. Louis Sambon (1865-1931). The film includes material from both 'The Gambian Case' and 'Entebbe Encounter' and was awarded a silver medal at the New York International Film and TV Festival in 1990...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; Gambia; Tropical diseases; Parasites; Medical sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African; History of Medicine
|Childbirth as an athletic feat - Wellcome Film|
A class of expectant mothers practise ante-natal exercises designed by Kathleen Vaughn at Paddington (LCC Hospital), London. The purpose of each exercise is explained by intertitles prior to the footage. One of the women is a former ballerina in her 34th week of pregnancy - she is frequently singled out to demonstrate the poses and at the end of the film she does a small ballet performance. 2 segments.
Keywords: Antenatal Care -- history; Exercise; Parturition; Pregnancy; Human Reproduction; Antenatal Care -- history; Exercise; Parturition; Health care personnel. History of medicine
|Entebbe encounter - Wellcome Film|
In 1901, an outbreak of sleeping sickness in Uganda rapidly assumed epidemic proportions. In the spring of 1902, the Royal Society sent a small scientific commission to Entebbe to investigate the cause of the disease. This film highlights the many scientific and professional problems which beset the commission's work, dramatically reconstructing the circumstances leading up to Dr. (later Sir) Aldo Castellani's (1877-1971) discovery of trypanosomes in the cerebrospinal fluid of sleeping sickness ...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- etiology; Trypanosomiasis, African -- cerebrospinal fluid; Uganda; Tropical diseases; Parasites; Medical sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- etiology; Trypanosomiasis, African -- cerebrospinal fluid; History of medicine
|The Gambian case - Wellcome Film|
A dramatic historical reconstruction of the discovery in 1901 by Drs Michael Forde, a colonial medical officer at Bathurst in the Gambia, and Joseph Everett Dutton (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) of trypanosome parasites in the blood of an Irish sailor suffering from the early stages of African sleeping sickness. This was the first time that trypanosomes had been detected in the blood of a European, and helped to dispel the belief that the disease only affected Africans...
Keywords: Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Gambia; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Epidemiology; Medical Sciences; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; Tropical Medicine; Trypanosomiasis, African -- diagnosis; History of medicine